Cultural centre

New museum to give home to Niue's culture and heritage

Work is expected to start early next year on the facility, which will include an auditorium, stage, library, archive storage and a cafe.

Project Director Vilnus Talagi said the New Zealand government has agreed to provide $US2.7 million US dollars for the centre.

He said it will give a home to artefacts in Niue which have been in storage following Cyclone Heta in 2003, and items they hope to repatriate from museums overseas.